Pity the poor elderly residents of a care home in my borough of Croydon, who have been told by our "respected" local council to take down the plastic flowers in their care home.
Croydon council has placed posters in the elderly people's home asking them to remove the tubs of plastic flowers that residents had placed in the accommodation, along with some ornaments, to add a splash of colour.
Nanny says that they pose a fire hazard to Tonbridge House and have said that failure to take heed of the warning "may result in legal action", leading to eviction.
It is no small irony that in days of yore the false blooms have been a success with the authorities, being featured in the council's own magazine.
Some residents have had their fake shrubs for 40 years. Bernard Towner, 65, called the decision "ridiculous".
However, the council has stood by its decision saying that pots placed in the corridors could be an obstruction if the building needed to be evacuated.
Resident Bernard Towner, 65, said:
"The wording of the letter was so aggressive - we might have been a bit more understanding if someone had come to speak to us but this was the first warning we got.
It's ridiculous really - I was talking to one lady who said she has had her flowers there since she moved in 40 years ago."
A council tenancy officer ordered their removal after visiting Tonbridge House last week. Posters were put up demanding the corridors were cleared due to health and safety fears.
The worker said the residents were in breach of their tenancy agreements, and that their flower pots and trinkets were a fire hazard.
Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.
Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.
Show your contempt for Nanny by buying a T shirt or thong from Nanny's Store.
www.nannyknowsbest.com is brought to you by www.kenfrost.com "The Living Brand"
Celebrate the joy of living with champagne. Click and drink!
Why not really indulge yourself, by doing all the things that Nanny really hates? Click on the relevant link to indulge yourselves; Food, Bonking, Toys, Gifts and Flowers, Groceries